Luke Bryan relives his parody duet with Jimmy Fallon that became a viral hit YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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By now, you’ve likely seen the hilarious video parody Luke Bryan shot with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” titled “I Don’t Know How To Pronounce Gyro.”

The spoof actually wasn’t entirely a joke for Luke, who admitted that he didn’t really know how to pronounce the name of the popular Mediterranean wrap. So many are in the same boat, which is why this particularly video has resonated with so many people and is now a viral smash.

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It’s garnered over one million views on “The Tonight Show’s” YouTube page since it was posted there in March, and even Luke still can’t get enough of it. If you haven’t seen it, you can check it out here.

More recent, Luke sat down with Jimmy’s crew for a quick recap video, where we get to see his frame-by-frame reaction to the hilarity that ensued when he and Jimmy tried to order lunch from a street cart in New York City.

Even Luke can’t contain his laughter.

“I must say that every time I see a gyro cart, I think of my friend Mr. Jimmy Fallon,” he admitted as he watched the clip again.

Luke’s acting was pretty spot-on in the video, too. However, he admits that he was a little unsure at first.

“You know, I was a little intimidated by my acting. I was scared that my acting might not match up to Jimmy’s highly-tuned acting skills,” Luke explains. “Watching this video, I realize that I was right there with him and held my own,” he added with a laugh.

And even though they figured out how to properly pronounce gyro in the end, Luke says he still worries.

“What is it about that word that every time you see it, you doubt it?”


He goes on to give even more behind-the-scenes tidbits about the making of the video, which required a daylong shoot, and it’s clear these two are comedic gold together and just really great friends.

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In fact, Luke says he is ready for round two!

“Now I’m just waiting for my other invite,” Luke said. “I miss you, Jimmy. I miss the duo: Fallon and Bryan.”

We do, too, guys. We do too!

Samantha Stephens absolutely lives for music. When she's not making it, she's talking or writing about it. She's worked in all arenas of the country music world for nearly a decade, from syndicated radio and television to print journalism. She's even been known to crash a red carpet or two, true story.
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